Experience and expertise are significant and ion Ventures have a high level of both. Our team is highly capable in finance and investment, development, technology, engineering and policy. We are united by our passion for clean energy, flexible power systems and sustainable electrification and regional development.
Prior to CEA, Mr. Klump served as the Vice President of Business Development for Trina Solar where he oversaw the company’s international expansion plans covering upstream polysilicon procurement, downstream project integration and development and together with the executive management team, he helped raise nearly $500M in capital during the company’s IPO and follow-on offerings on the New York Stock Exchange from 2006 to 2008. In addition to his duties with Trina Solar, Mr. Klump also served as a board member on several energy platforms in 3 continents over the past decade as well as on the board of the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) in 2007 and 2008. Prior to 2006, Mr. Klump worked in sales, business development and strategic planning roles in China for large companies such as Dell and Intel as well as technology startups in the US. Mr. Klump holds a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He speaks Mandarin with business proficiency and resides in Shanghai, China with his wife and four daughters.